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The origins of the surname Klemmer are uncertain. Most likely, it comes from the German word "klempern," meaning "to clamp, bolt or rivet," and as such, it would have been an occupational name for a tinker. Other possible origins include the German word "klem," meaning "tight or stingy," "klemer," meaning "day worker" or perhaps the surname was created from the personal (first) name Clemens.

Klemmer Early Origins



The surname Klemmer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Klemmer Spelling Variations


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Klemmer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.

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Klemmer Early History


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Klemmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klemmer research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klemmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klemmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Andres Klemmer, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Johann Heinrich Klemmer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Johann Klemmer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Christian Klemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Johann Ludwig Klemmer, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klemmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klemmer (post 1700)



  • Joseph H. Klemmer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884 (alternate), 1900, 1904 (alternate)
  • Grover Klemmer Jr. (1921-2015), nicknamed "golden boy," an American athlete, USA National Champion at 440 yards in 1940

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Klemmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klemmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 October 2016 at 14:41.

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